Councillors' Community Fund
Northampton Town Council has a commitment to encourage, support and promote volunteer organisations and charities within its area for the benefit of the Town. The Town Council makes an annual budget provision for Community Grants to help meet its aims. This scheme provides grants nominated by individual Ward Councillors, generally for amounts not exceeding £2,500. Applications for this scheme will be considered three times per year. For grant schemes in excess of £2,500, serving a wider area of Northampton, please see the General Community Grants Scheme.
The Town Council seeks to provide grants which meet the following outcomes:
- Any purpose which will enhance the economic, social and environmental well-being of their ward or part.
- Providing information to constituents, or seeking the views of constituents, whether about the Council or about any other matter affecting the economic, social or environmental well-being of the Council's area.
- Contributes towards a particular policy objective which the Council may determine from time to time.
Please note you must provide a statement from the local councillor of the ward in question. It is recommended your application is submitted in advance of the deadline to ensure the Town Clerk can validate it and ensure any missing information is provided. You can find out who your local ward town councillor is at: www.northamptontowncouncil.gov.uk/councillors
PLEASE NOTE: Your name, position, email address and address will be disclosed to the committee when considering the application. All other information on this form will be made publicly available via the Town Council website as part of the agenda for the committee meeting.
'These ward based grants are a great resource for local groups to tap into and get some vital funding, the relatively quick decision making process will also make them attractive too. An added benefit is that they allow councillors to support what is going on in their communities and work with these groups in delivering their projects. The criteria are deliberately broad, it needs to benefit the ward and its residents, the applicants should be a group, charity or organisation, and most importantly applicants need the support of their ward councillor. So for example if a sports club is looking for some new equipment, or a residents group wants to enhance an area for the benefit of all, then get in touch with your local town councillor and see if they can help with some funding through Northampton Town Council'.
Cllr Jane Birch, Chair of the Community Services Committee and Grants Sub-Committee